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Brewed by Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Munich, Germany

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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark beer existed in Bavaria long before light beer. This was the first type of beer to be brewed at Hofbräuhaus when it was founded. Today, when beer-lovers all over the world talk about dark beer, they usually mean a Munich style beer. Today, Hofbräu Dunkel - the archetypal Bavarian beer - is still as popular as ever. With its alcoholic content of around 5.5% volume and its spicy taste, it’s a refreshing beer that suits all kinds of occasion. A beer in the traditional Munich style!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market square Liquors, 12 oz bottle. Medium to dark copper pour, slight, beady off-white head. Good, sweet, caramelly aroma with some essence of wort. Flavor has some nice chocolate hints with a backdrop of caramel, some molasses stickiness. Hint of bitterness in the finish. Slightly thin mouthfeel - but not bad for the style. All in all, a most decent Dunkel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7666) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2007
(Draught at Hofbräu München) Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet malty a bit roasted scent. Malty sweet taste. Spritzy moutfeel, low bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Very "beer" smelling - German hops, slight green bottle skunking, blackstrap molasses, toasted grain. Very large head, nice label and cap, medium-dark clear brew. Very balanced, nicely bittered, toasted malty-sweet. Not too heavy, medium mouth, could easily go as a session beer. Finishes cleanly, but with character. I enjoyed this. Market Square Liquors, Tallahassee.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Bottle, but have also tried draft in Munich, which I really enjoyed but did not rate. Mild aroma, malty with a touch of floral. Small, disappointing head, white and fizzy, which quickly diminishes. Medium weight mouthfeel. Flavor starts with toasty molasses, but well balanced with bitter toward the end, which lingers on the palate. Not incredibly complex, but enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Rated 7/29/07. Draft at Hofbräuhaus in Las Vegas, NV. Translucent chestnut color with a massive, white, foamy head. Excellent lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma is very fruity, floral and yeasty. The flavor is essentially the same, but it had a somewhat unpleasant metallic tinge to it. The body was rather thin and watery. Refreshing on a 105 degree Las Vegas day, but far from special.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2817) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2007
An average dunkel at best. Aroma was alomst 0 but could pick up some malt in there. Pour was a very disappointing flat dark amber/brown with no head at all. Taste was very malty with some dough and dark fruits in the background. OK but not noteable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2007
At the location in Vegas. A dark redish brown with a large offwhite head. A malty nose and a slightly sweet honey dough taste makes it very easy to drink but pretty standard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2007
Hofbräuhaus. 4 liters. Excellent palate. Prosit!...................................... 4 litros. Ótimo paladar. Prosit!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4033) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2007
Vom Fass at Chinesischer Turm München 18 Jun 07. Dark brown coloured with a creamy white head leaving patterns on the glass. Sourish fruity aroma with hints of sweet malt. A bit high carbonation. Flavor dominated by roasted malt. A bit unvaried.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
500ml vom fass at the biergarten Chinesischer Turm, Englischer Garten, München. Clear, deep brown body under a thin layer. Fair lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malts. Flavour is also dominated by sweet malts balanced by notes of dark fruits. Lingering, rounded bitter end (18.06.2007).


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